Discussion: Effective Elements of an Article Summary
Summarizing research is an important aspect of scholarly writing. A summary highlights a sourceâ€™s most important points. Accordingly, when summarizing a source, writers must articulate their understanding of the material in a concise and direct manner. To write an effective summary, writers must first understand the elements that make one effective.
For this Discussion, you think critically on these elements. More specifically, you identify the aspects that form an effective summary paragraph and share examples of these aspects.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the Learning Resources on summarizing scholarly research.
- Apply what you have learned to the summaries from the Example Article Summaries document.
By Day 4
Post your initial 1- to 2-paragraph response to the following: What are two elements of an effective scholarly article summary? Use specific examples from the Example Article Summaries document found in the Learning Resources.